Hi all, newbie here. I have cervical back pain, and am diagnosed with cervical spondulosis and degenerative disk disease. My disks sometimes slip, and my muscles around the area spasm a lot. Pain has been chronic for about 10 years, but im extremely active: i walk roughly 30 miles a weekend whan im able, and love climbing too. My friends see the active me, and only my husband (who is amazing) sees the times i loose the feeling/use in my arms, cant walk or have wet myself because i couldnt get up to relieve myself.
My back 'goes' at random times. Sometimes i move wrong, stretch, wake up immobile, go on a roller coaster when i know i shouldnt
. I sometimes have to cancel plans, and i learned this week that some friends dont believe me when i tell them why i cant make it.
I feel like i cant win: if i spent 10 years complaining every time i was in pain, theyd want me to shut up very quickly, i think. If i dont complain and try to live my life as fully as possible, they dont understand.
Has anyone experienced this issue? What did you do?
Many thanks. Jx